PIECES provides youth education by sending volunteers to teach English worldwide in less developed areas. Currently we organize over 12 projects in 10 different countries (e.g. Brazil, Mongolia, Vietnam or Zambia).

The association is comprised of five different departments with different functions: Projects, Education, Finance & Sponsoring, Events and Marketing. - We are looking for new members in all departments! 

Facing today's trend of digitalisation, PIECES has decided to establish an executive department called Head of IT.

Are you interested in becoming a part of PIECES and in contributing to our social initiative? Apply now as an Active Member or Head of IT!

The following descriptions help you to find out which position suits you best. Please read them carefully before you apply. After you have decided for which position you would like to apply, fill out the Application Form and attach your CV and motivation letter (in one PDF-File). We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Education Department

The Education Department creates the teaching material, which is distributed to the volunteers during the projects. As PIECES is active in different areas and as the ages of participants vary, it is crucial to adapt to the given circumstances and to create suitable and professional teaching material. By meeting previous volunteers and talking about their teaching experiences, you get unique insights, which help you to create the materials according to the project conditions. Your tasks will consist of the expansion of the PIECES Teaching Booklet. Furthermore, you will help organising the bi-annual Boot Camp. You should be interested in the education sector and preferably have gained teaching experience in the past. You should also be able to think creatively and come up with new ideas. Good collaboration and teamwork skills are necessary to work professionally. The Education Department is looking for three to four new members.

Projects Department

The Project Department’s responsibility is to ensure that the core business of PIECES works flawlessly. As a an Active Memberyou will coordinate one or two of our projects, which means that you will be in the lead of the communication between our partners and us and therefore able to gain insights in the international project organization.. By supporting and guiding the Volunteers before, during and after the project, you will make sure that they are well informed and able to fulfill their tasks. - Do you want to be in charge of the coordination of one of our amazing projects all over the world? Are you a communicative, independent, reliable person who takes initiative and has good English Skills (if you know any other language of our project destinations it will be a plus)? Then apply to become one of the five Active Members in the Project Department!

Events Department

The Events Department is responsible for the creation and organization of fun events that brings people together, raise awareness and money for our projects abroad. By joining our team, you are able to put your ideas into practice and to organise your own social gatherings, such as our famous BP-Tournaments, Bake Sales, the Boot Camp, and other activities. You will experience great teamwork, as you will also organize internal events (Team Building Days) and gain communication skills, take over responsibility and get to know many new people. You should be a driven, extroverted person with good teamwork skills, a flair for attracting a crowd and of course be good at scheduling. This team is comprised of six Active Members.

Marketing Department

The Marketing Department aims at increasing PIECES’ reputation by reaching out to our target group on social media, within the university through flyers, posters and info booths. You will create flyers and videos for promotional purposes and you will take pictures during events. By coming up with new ideas to do marketing and doing a huge makeover of the website, you will gain professional experience. You are a good fit in case you have a creative mind, you write flawlessly in English and/or German and you have a clever and intriguing way of expressing yourself. The ability to work in a team as well as being able to take initiatives on your own is crucial. The department will consist of four members. 

Finance & Sponsoring Department

The Finance and Sponsoring Department is responsible for raising money and awareness for PIECES' volunteering projects. By contacting (potential) sponsors such as companies, foundations and service clubs, you will gain experience in how to communicate in a professional way. You get creative by coming up with new ideas to raise money and will probably organize workshops and speakers for an event in the spring semester. As one of the five members, you also organize freebies (such as food for the Bootcamp, beer for the BP Tournament or other things). Best thing about it: If we have leftovers, you will get them for free! ;) As you will work closely together with the Vice President, you will be able to improve the organisation as a whole, become innovative and take initiatives on your own. The perfect candidate is either fluent in German or French, driven, outgoing and good at networking, while being keen on making a good impression and pays attention to detail. This department comprises five members.

Head of IT

By joining PIECES as an executive Board Member and Head of IT you will work closely together with the current Board and gain a deep insight into the different departments. Hence, you will be able to look for creative and innovative improvements (such as an online application website or new communication platforms). You will learn to work with Google-for-Non-Profits, Slack, and WordPress and help the Marketing Department to launch a big and great makeover of the PIECES website. If needed, you can recruit an Active Member to help you to fulfil your “self-defined” tasks. You should have experience with WordPress, pay attention to details, speak English and German or French, and be able to work independently as in a team. However, previous IT skills are desirable but not a must-have. Depending on the effort you put into it, you might even get HSG Campus Credits for it!